Earnings Periods: Payments not paid on their usual payday: General
Regulation 7, SS(C)R 2001
Regulation 7 deals with payments that can be regarded as mistimed. The mistiming mayresult from any number of reasons.
The employer may pay the employee on a day other than their usual payday because:
- the payday is brought forward because of a Bank Holiday;
- two weekly wages are paid together because the employee was away on their usual payday;
- because of a computer breakdown, payments to employees are delayed; or
- the employee starts work too late to be paid at the end of what would be the first earnings period
How these payments generally called mistimed payments - are dealtwith depends upon whether the usual payday and actual date of payment are in the same taxyear or different tax years. For the former, see NIM08710 andfor the latter, NIM08720.